Public hearings on heat rate increase took place in “AlES” JSC

 “Almaty Power Stations” JSC is a subject of natural monopoly and is included in the State register of subjects of natural monopoly on service of heat energy production.

 “AlES” JSC applied to Departments of the RK Agency on regulation of natural monopolies in Almaty and Almaty region on October 2012, with the request for approval of a rate for services on heat energy production with implementation since January 1, 2013.

The representatives of authorized body of Almaty and Almaty region, the main consumers, experts, public figures took part in public hearings.

The Chairman of the management board Nurlan Mohamed-Rahimov presented a report on activity of “AlES” JSC. The operating rate for service on heat energy production is approved as the emergency regulatory measure in the amount of 2 299,71 tenge/Gcal with implementation since July 10, 2012.

In connection with the increase of costs on heat energy production, the applicable rate does not cover the actual costs for production of heat energy. The main reasons for the increase in expenses are:

• reduction of amount of consumption of heat energy and hot water in Almaty;

• in accordance with the modes set by “AlTS” LLP on heat sources, the production of heat energy is reduced on CHPP-2 and increased on WHC that has led to increase in fuel costs;

• introduction of the differentiated rates for water supply services of “Bastau” SCE;

• increase in tariffs for railway transport services;

• requirement toughening for safety of strategic, especially important state objects and critical infrastructure of the Republic of Kazakhstan.